Scary Eyeball Cheese Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese grated
  • Few drops of hot sauce if desired
  • 1 jar of green olives with pimento centers drained (about 30 olives)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the butter, egg, cheese and hot sauce (if using).
  4. Add the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon as much as you can, then use your hands to completely incorporate the dough.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on large, parchment lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 5-7 minutes. (Leave oven on.) Remove cookies from the oven and press centers in slightly with the handle of a wooden spoon or your thumb. Place an olive into the center of each cookie. Continue baking for another 5-7 minutes or until set. Let cool and serve. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 5 days.